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Flashing water light - will drain water but will not make coffee

When I try to make coffee, it starts grinding and making noise (I think the pump), but then right when the coffee normally comes out, nothing happens. I can turn the knob and water comes out and it's acting as if that's completign the brew process. It will dispense water anytime

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    I am having the same problem. My grinder grind the coffee and sounds like it is about to brew a cup but no water(coffee) comes out. However I can get water out of the wand. I tried making a pregournd cup but had the same results. None :(

  • Popaul Jan 07, 2008

    Our Saeco SUP012R has following problem:the red droplet light is on with enough water in the tank;it starts blinking when we empty the tank.The manual says that when the light blinks:empty the water tank via the "hot water/steam pipe which gives a strong flow, stops automatically after about 12 seconds but no result. we have decalcified the machine and cleaned completely precautionnary.We have also restarted as described for setting the water hardness.When trying to make coffee,the cyclus starts but stops with just a very little bit of coffee in the cup.The red water droplet still keeps blinking with water in the tank.Would be grateful for advice,thanks,Paul Daemen

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    I had the exact same issue with my Magic de luxe with it acting as if the coffee is complete but not getting anything in the cup. I followed the advice in the previous entry and just ran the water and the issue was resolved - thankyou so much! :-)

  • DIYdude Apr 20, 2008

    I have a similar problem with my Saeco Magic Deluxe only it is very intermittent. I especially notice this phenomenon after initially turning the machine on. As strange as it may sound, I find that if I leave it on for several hours it eventually starts working? For this reason I usually leave the machine on 24/7 because I fear if I turn it off it might not work again. This also I fear can't be good for the machine in the long run. I can't see how this problem is grinder related as it will do the same premature cycle termination even when the bypass doser function is used without any coffee …basically as you would do to send clean water through a brew cycle. It's less frustrating to know others have similar problems ...unfortunately I have yet to see any definitive answers. I'm beginning to think there may be an electrical problem that is interfering with the brew cycle. If anyone else has any valuable input it would be much appreciated.


  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    the machine will grind, the seriese of lights become illuminated, then a moist espresso cake is deposited into the drawer- nothing comes out of the dispenser.



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Something is wrong on the coffee cycle side of the machine. Check the brew unit screens and and try doing a preground cycle with out inserting coffee. IF water comes out, I would looking into your grinder a little bit and try increasing the grinder size.

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